Benjamin Tocker is a life-long Lower East Sider. His undying love for music has led to him working various jobs throughout the industry. His favorite band is Phish. You can find him around the 'hood shooting hoops, noshing on knishes, browsing used vinyl stores or reading in the Creative Little Garden. Reach out if you have a band you'd like reviewed, want to talk music, or just want to have a hearty l'chaim.Follow @btocks
Posts by Ben
Posted September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm
On Children of the Underground, New York City’s own Hussle Club invites you on a dark ride through a 6-track EP that combines elements of club music, punk and dance.
Posted July 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Fidlar’s lo-fi surf vibes perfectly meshed with the CBGB image that this weekend’s events are trying to cultivate: the “we don’t care” DIY-or-die attitude that’s made them a rising favorite as a party band.
Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Just like their last jaunt on the Lower East Side, the Alabama Shakes took their sixties-soul-influenced jams to the Bowery Ballroom and performed with raw, palpable emotion.
Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:33 am
The goofball duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott saw no reason not to go as hard as they could to a sold-out crowd at the Bowery Ballroom. Full review after the jump!
Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:27 am
When we last caught indie wunderkind Brad Oberhofer at a local show, we were blown away and wanted more. Last Wednesday at the Bowery Ballroom, we got just what we came for and then some. Right this way!
Posted March 20, 2012 at 10:23 am
Parts of Grand and Delancey streets were closed on Sunday evening for a large procession of blaring music and ecstatic dancing in the streets. More after the jump!